About Adam Standring
Adam Standring is a postdoctoral researcher in Environmental Sociology with a PhD in Political Science (specializing in Public Policy) from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and an MA in Politics from the University of York, UK.
His current research focuses on the politics of knowledge production in the construction of climate expertise, particularly in relation to the IPCC. His broader research interests include poststructural discourse analysis, political ontology and multi-level/spatial politics. He has published on a variety of topics including drug policy, housing, austerity and European integration in journals such as the European Journal of Political Research, Critical Policy Studies, Policy & Politics and Environment and Planning C – the last of which he is currently co-editing a special issue on ‘the Anti-politics of Austerity’.
Articles in journals
- Lidskog, R. , Standring, A. & White, J. M. (2022). Environmental expertise for social transformation: Roles and responsibilities for social science. Environmental Sociology, 8 (3), 255-266.
- Howarth, D. , Standring, A. & Huntly, S. (2021). Contingent, contested and constructed: a poststructuralist response to Stevens’ ontological politics of drug policy. International journal of drug policy, 93.
- Standring, A. & Lidskog, R. (2021). (How) Does Diversity Still Matter for the IPCC? Instrumental, Substantive and Co-Productive Logics of Diversity in Global Environmental Assessments. Climate, 9 (6).
- Standring, A. (2021). Relational expertise and the spatial (re)production of austerity: Challenges and opportunities for progressive politics. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 39 (3), 555-573.
- Lidskog, R. , Elander, I. & Standring, A. (2020). COVID-19, the Climate, and Transformative Change: Comparing the Social Anatomies of Crises and Their Regulatory Responses. Sustainability, 12 (16).
- Standring, A. & Davies, J. (2020). From crisis to catastrophe: The death and viral legacies of austere neoliberalism in Europe?. Dialogues in Human Geography, 10 (2), 146-149.
- Hulme, M. , Lidskog, R. , White, J. M. & Standring, A. (2020). Social scientific knowledge in times of crisis: What climate change can learn from coronavirus (and vice versa). Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 11 (4).
- Lidskog, R. & Standring, A. (2020). The institutional machinery of expertise: Producing facts, figures and futures in COVID-19. Acta Sociologica, 63 (4), 443-446.
- Standring, A. & Tulumello, S. (2019). Geographies of the Knowledge Economy on the Semi-Periphery: The Contradictions of Neoliberalisation and Precarity in Portugal. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 8 (10), 81-89.
- Standring, A. (2018). Depoliticizing Austerity: narratives of the Portuguese debt crisis 2011-2015. Policy and politics (Print), 46 (1), 149-164.
- Standring, A. (2017). Evidence-based policymaking and the politics of neoliberal reason: a response to Newman. Critical Policy Studies, 11 (2), 227-234.
- Moury, C. & Standring, A. (2017). "Going beyond the Troika": Power and discourse in Portuguese austerity politics. European Journal of Political Research, 56 (3), 660-679.
- Standring, A. (2012). "An ever closer union ..." – towards the "soft" convergence of European drug policies. Drugs and alcohol today, 12 (1), 12-19.
Chapters in books
- Lidskog, R. & Standring, A. (2022). COVID-19 and the environmental crises: Knowledge, social order and transformative change. In: Patrick R. Brown; Jens O. Zinn, Covid-19 and the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty: Studies of Social Phenomena and Social Theory Across 6 Continents (pp. 267-293). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Standring, A. & Tulumello, S. (2022). Geographies of the Knowledge Economy on the Semi-Periphery: The Contradictions of Neoliberalisation and Precarity in Portugal. In: Justin Cruickshank; Ross Abbinnett, The Social Production of Knowledge in a Neoliberal Age: Debating the Challenges Facing Higher Education. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.
- Standring, A. & Cardoso, D. (2021). Ireland. In: Capitalising on constraint: Bailout politics in Eurozone countries. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
- Standring, A. & Cardoso, D. (2020). The politicisation of campus free speech in Portugal. In: Charlotte Lydia Riley, The Free Speech Wars: How Did We Get Here and Why Does It Matter? (pp. 200-210). Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.
- Buller, J. , Dönmez, P. , Standring, A. & Wood, M. (2019). Depoliticization, Post-Politics and the Problem of Change. In: Buller, J., Dönmez, P.E., Standring, A., Wood, M., Comparing Strategies of (De)Politicisation in Europe (pp. 1-24). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Standring, A. (2019). Portugal and the European Union: Defing and Contesting the Boundaries of the Political. In: Buller, J., Dönmez, P.E., Standring, A., Wood, M., Comparing Strategies of (De)Politicisation in Europe: governance, resistance and anti-politics (pp. 131-154). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Standring, A. (2016). Evidence-based policymaking as depoliticized governance strategy: the case of European drug policy. In: O’Gorman, A., Potter, G.R., Fountain, J., Evidence in European social drug research and drug policy. Lengerich, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers.
- Buller, J. (ed.) , Dönmez, P. (ed.) , Standring, A. (ed.) & Wood, M. (ed.) (2019). Comparing Strategies of (De)Politicisation in Europe: Governance, Resistance and Anti-politics. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.